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Thread: don't need UV lights b/c of the wall algae and moss?

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    Tategoi moikoi's Avatar
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    don't need UV lights b/c of the wall algae and moss?

    i think wall algae and moss on the waterfall help to keep my water crystal clear w/o UV lights.any opinion ? the deep end is 7-8.5 ft deep.

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    I can go along with that. Mike has posted info about how carpet algae releasing its own version of "unicellular algae growth inhibitor" into the water column, and your pond provides anecdotal evidence.

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    Your pond also has a good deal of shade, that plays a big part too.
    You must also have good filtration

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    Quote Originally Posted by mstrseed View Post
    Your pond also has a good deal of shade, that plays a big part too.
    You must also have good filtration
    Another thing that makes a huge difference is the fact that you have a very lightly stocked pond. Lots of things working together for you.

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    but you really should consider getting an appropriately over-sized UV, and running it 24/365.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mstrseed View Post
    Your pond also has a good deal of shade, that plays a big part too.
    You must also have good filtration
    no i don't,in fact i have a crappy filter system. methink the key is not to use chemicals.

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    I am certainly not one of the wisest koi keepers, but I don't think I have ever come across an experienced and knowledgeable koi keeper talking about the "chemicals" they put into their koi ponds; other than salt and dechlorinators...........?

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke frisbee View Post
    but you really should consider getting an appropriately over-sized UV, and running it 24/365.

    More friendly advice from Wise Disgruntled one!!!!





























    again

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    Quote Originally Posted by N2koi View Post
    More friendly advice from Wise Disgruntled one!!!!

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    2 cents are two cents....
    So no mention of the fact that algae is growing on the walls but someone else tries to down play the fact that the pond has NATURALLY achieved maturity by claiming the pond doesn't get enough sunlight for algae to grow?

    So my two cents of bullshit is worth just about as much as that...probably more cuz I wasn't trying to downplay the fact that this pond owner is keeping his pond correctly....completely UV free.
    And Sunshine is not an issue as to why this pond is being kept in beautiful condition, and it is unfair to the owner and the casual reader to intimate it is.

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    Dearest Luke,
    Once again you demonstrate your failure at "reading comprehension".
    I agreed with his premise that a healthy layer of Carpet Algae (a sign of a mature pond) was beneficial in preventing unicellular algae.
    Bill noted that he has good partial shade and appropriate filtration, another obvious indication of a properly built and matured pond.
    I likewise noted that he has very comfortable stocking levels, another indication of proper husbandry.
    You, and ONLY you came along to say anything stupid and irrelevant.

    And lest your forget the thought that provoked your ridiculous inference, nobody ever encouraged Kyle to needlessly run a UV setup of any size 24/365. In fact, he was given encouragement to only run it when he needed to and to set it up so he could split the circuit if he wanted to in order to save on electricity.

    Of course you don't remember it that way because you were too busy responding to things nobody ever said
    Larry Iles
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